"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults

old school

advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism:
a military man of the old school.
Origin of old school
Related forms
old-school, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for old school
  • His poetry is perhaps too much of the old school, to suit the taste of the day.
  • There is much of the old school in the matter, but little in the manner.
  • Get a sailor of the old school to relay the coils before you go into the field so that the rope will be ready for use.
  • Made with wool and synthetic fabrics from old school suits.
  • The plaid print gives you some old school flavor while you spray about your huge day in the waves.
  • The new financial aristocrats don't wear old school ties.
  • Their idea was revolutionary, but their methods were old school.
  • So late in life, he began challenging some of the best in the sport with only one condition: old school equipment.
  • The extent to which they all think of themselves as belonging to a world that's fading-the old school-there's some truth to that.
  • The citizens included photographs of old school buildings, interiors, and students.
British Dictionary definitions for old school

old school

(mainly Brit) a school formerly attended by a person
a group of people favouring traditional ideas or conservative practices
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for old school

old school


From an early time, favoring traditional ways; retro or vintage: old school fraternity hazings/ strictly old school

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for old school

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for old

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with old school